Friend of mine, the one with the Tesla X, also had a Touareg that we rode around in for a weekend. I found that vehicle much more difficult to get in and out of, as it was a long step for me, the sill being too high beside being just a big vehicle. I ended up not liking it much. Not a decent replacement in my own opinion for say a Honda minivan, if you had to have one for kids and dogs, lol, which my nephew has for his two kids and dog. They go camping all the time, having no problems loading everything in, and going most places.
The diesel Alfa Giulietta we rented in Italy drove pretty well, with decent pickup, although I kept bouncing the engine revs off the limiter, lol. It had a nice 6 speed manual, although somewhat tall gearing (we almost never hit 6th). We did like the car, but it just wasn't quite the same fun as a gas powered version. Of course, now, the European governments are backing away from new diesels due to pollution concerns and the increased popularity of electric cars. So, I don't think you will see any new diesel powered vehicles here in the States in the future.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-23-2019 at 12:15 PM.